Phoronix reports the Intel Sandy Bridge Linux driver is now faster in some tests than the Windows 7 edition, you can check it out over here.
While last week we reported Intel Sandy Bridge graphics
support is still troubling in Ubuntu 11.04 and also the support broke at
the last minute in Linux 2.6.39, there's really good news to report this
week from the Sandy Bridge Linux land. When using the very latest
working Linux driver code, in many cases the OpenGL performance of this
open-source driver stack is now faster than Intel's official Windows 7